David Foster Wallace Is Dead

Sad news for the literary world – influential writer David Foster Wallace, 46 years old, was found dead of suicide on Friday at his California home.

I haven’t been so ambitious as to tackle the 1,079-page “Infinite Jest“, which is by many accounts a sprawling, complex, darkly humorous masterpiece of postmodern literature, and now I will feel a little worse about this neglect.

Links:
NY Times
obit: David Foster Wallace Found Dead
Salon: In Memory of David Foster Wallace, 1962-2008
Michiko Kakutani: Exuberant Riffs on a Land Run Amok

4 thoughts on “David Foster Wallace Is Dead

  1. Adam

    He was possibly the most self-indulgent author who ever lived, but also one of the most enjoyable to read. He’ll be missed.

  2. Adam

    He was possibly the most self-indulgent author who ever lived, but also one of the most enjoyable to read. He’ll be missed.

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